North Star Coffee

The Roasters

A certified B-corp, North Star was funded by Holly and Alex in 2013 and was the first roastery in Leeds! They are super passionate about coffee and in particular the global supply chain and how they can improve the issues it faces, despite all the odds. This came out of an initial relationship with farmers in Kenya, where they saw first hand the challenges the farmers faced. Today they have a thriving business and 4 cafes! Do check them out if you are ever in the Leeds area. 
 

Coffee Name

Rancho Grande Farm 

The Coffee

You spoke, we listened! Many of you asked us to increase the number of juicy filter coffees we include in the box, and this one is a particular banger! This balanced washed lot is from La Bolsa in the coffee growing region of Huehuetenango in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. La Bolsa stands for ‘handbag’ and is aptly named due to its position nestled between two mountains, which provide a very stable, humid microclimate. This coffee is about as sweet as they come! Beautifully well balanced, it’s such a versatile brew that is suited to both espresso and filter, but we refer to it as a filter without milk. The packaging is also 100% home compostable, which we're thrilled about.

Origin:

Brazil

Altitude:

1800 masl

Process:

Washed

Tasting notes: 

Red Apple, Orange, Maple Syrup

Brew Tips: 

Here's some excellent and detailed brew tips from our roaster 
Best Suited for: Aeropress, Chemex, Espresso, French Press, Pour Over
Enjoy: With or Without Milk

Grind Setting: Medium (slighter finer than for a Pour Over)
Brew Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds - 3 minutes
Coffee:Water 16-17g : 250ml

Chemex
Grind Setting: Coarse
Brew Time: 5 minutes
Coffee:Water 65-70g : 1L

Espresso
Grind Setting: Very Fine
Brew Time: 27-29 seconds
Dose:Brewed Weight 18g : 36-40g

French Press
Grind Setting: Coarse
Brew Time: 3 minutes
Coffee:Water 14g : 250ml

Pour Over
Grind Setting: Medium
Brew Time: 1 minute 30 seconds - 2 minutes
Coffee:Water 16g: 250ml

Why we like it: 

We love this honey processed coffee, give it a try for a deliciously smooth sweet taste. 

Keen to find out about other coffee roasters in Leeds? 

Check out our recent blog with expertly picked coffee roasters. 

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